Maximising the potential of cultural and creative industries
Business in Finnish cultural and creative industries is promoted in many ways, with close cooperation between several ministries and other partners.
In addition to supporting the cultural infrastructure, the Ministry of Education and Culture promotes the cultural and creative industries with two targeted programmes: a programme for Cultural Export Promotion 2007-2011 and a Development Programme for Business Growth and Internationalisation in the Creative Industries 2007-2013, co-funded by the European Social Fund.
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy has launched a strategic development project in the creative economy. In addition, subordinate to it is a network of the cultural and creative industries in the Cohesion and Competitiveness Programme, which caters for the regional operators in the sector. The Ministry of Education and Culture cooperates with the Rural Policy Committee through the cultural theme group, which promotes the activities of the cultural and creative industries in rural areas.